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Business counseling

When you are looking for legal services, you want attorneys who care as much about your business’ success as you do. With our firm, you have the expertise of more than 140 lawyers and professionals in multiple disciplines at your disposal to assist you in guiding your business. This means you get strategic counseling and legal advice customized to meet your needs. Our attorneys capitalize on years of experience and creative problem solving to help your business overcome its challenges and achieve success. We can work with your business in a number of ways:

  • Assistance with day-to-day operations in a number of areas, including:
  • Boardroom counseling
    • Addressing the rights and demands of your shareholders, creditors or other constituencies
    • Advising through various stages of growth, from startups to distressed businesses
    • Working through the issues boards of directors or business managers confront
  • Compliance issues, questions and policies
  • Contract preparation and negotiation
  • Corporate governance
  • Merger and acquisition counseling 
  • Sale of business
  • Selecting the best structure during business formation 
  • Viewing financing holistically, as a balance sheet structure that best serves the goals and needs of your business. We will:
    • Present you with various options
    • Introduce you to other resources, such as investment bankers or direct funding sources


Charles B. Zellmer, Chair
James E. Stief, Vice Chair


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Steven M. Harris

Robert A. Cohen profile image

Robert A. Cohen

Anthony D. Konkoly profile image

Anthony D. Konkoly

Michelle F. Kantor profile image

Michelle F. Kantor

Alan M. Burger profile image

Alan M. Burger

Richard S. Cooper profile image

Richard S. Cooper

James E. Stief profile image

James E. Stief

Shawn M. Riley profile image

Shawn M. Riley

John P. McNew profile image

John P. McNew

Chad Arfons profile image

Chad Arfons

Ahmed E. Ammar profile image

Ahmed E. Ammar

Rick L. Hindmand profile image

Rick L. Hindmand

Charles B. Zellmer profile image

Charles B. Zellmer

David M. Kall profile image

David M. Kall

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger profile image

Jeffrey R. Huntsberger

Patrick J. Berry profile image

Patrick J. Berry

Todd C. Baumgartner profile image

Todd C. Baumgartner

Christal L. Contini profile image

Christal L. Contini

Morgan Mackovjak profile image

Morgan Mackovjak

Jason M. Klein profile image

Jason M. Klein

Ilirjan Pipa profile image

Ilirjan Pipa

Michael J. Kaczka profile image

Michael J. Kaczka

Rachel H. Yaffe profile image

Rachel H. Yaffe

Michael J. Meaney profile image

Michael J. Meaney

Jason M. Smith profile image

Jason M. Smith

Joseph J. Weinberg profile image

Joseph J. Weinberg

Christopher Riley profile image

Christopher Riley

Lisa S. Lauer profile image

Lisa S. Lauer

Patrick A. Karbowski profile image

Patrick A. Karbowski

David A. Agay profile image

David A. Agay

Michael J. Klein profile image

Michael J. Klein

Emily A. Johnson profile image

Emily A. Johnson

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Joshua Gadharf